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Poster: Mendrix Date: Jan 11, 2006 10:35am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Tom Waits

Well, you won't find any of his shows in here,,he just doesn't tour much anymore (his website lists 05/2000 as his last tour)and probably doesn't allow taping anyways. So, for studio stuff, try his 1st, Closing Time, an early live Nighthawks at the Diner, or Heartattack and Vine which is one of my fav's. 1983's Swordfishtrombones is the beginning of his "new" more experimental sound, followed by Rain Dogs and Frank's Wild Years. If you prefer live, Big Time nicely captures that period. Not so sure about the more recent stuff,,,kinda drifted away from him. But, he is a classic.

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Poster: PrAz Date: Jan 11, 2006 10:54am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Tom Waits

Thanx Mendrix, that helps. All I know is that Swordfishtrombone is where he began drifting into the more Captain Beefheart side of experimental rock/jazz. And Heartattack and Vine was the case for a lawsuit involving the Screamin Jay Hawkins cover...but Screamin Jay is another great artist that requires a totally different conversation. Thanx again

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jan 12, 2006 12:48am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Tom Waits

I'm a huge Tom Waits fan and no collection should be w/out RAIN DOGS.

If you like Swordfishtrombones you'll love Rain Dogs; they're very similar.

I would also recommend SMALL CHANGE for weird ballads like he Piano has been dribking and the classic Step Right Up which really shows off his scatting/improv skills.

Tom Waits is a gem!